An article on Jezebel discusses a report from the Atlantic that illustrates that the average height differential between 4600 married American couples was six inches and that the wife was taller in 3.8% of couples.
Yet some short women discriminate against average sized (5’7-5’11”) men. In order to find a guy six inches taller, I’d have to find a guy who was 6’5.
Today’s post is a guest post from Kyle over at This Is and author of Cracking Ok Cupid I get inundated with emails about short guy game and I can only write about what I know about.
He had approached me about writing a guest post to do with this exact same subject and after having seen him in action one night in Hollywood, I felt confident he could provide real value and insight into this topic.
This post also is replacing today’s premium podcast due to a sore throat that has me sounding like Kermit the Frog.
Enjoy.) I stood in the elevator of the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica and pressed the ground floor button.
(By the way, ladies, this does NOT mean he has to be taller, smarter or fitter than you. Meaning, people are choosing to maintain this six inches of difference by going out of their way to pair up according to this distinction.” This is a rigid and arbitrary preference – most noteworthy, to me, in short and tall women. So, if you’re 5’1″, what difference does it make if he’s 5’7″ or 6’1″? But since most men are shorter than I am, had I eliminated them on the basis of shortness, I’d have been sitting out all those dances I never actually went to.
Successive generations of such thinking gave way to cultural predisposition where the man was supposed to stand a head over –literally and symbolically - his female companion and in fact a woman was thought to be less feminine if she was of more than average height.
Another theory for the bias in favor of tall men is forwarded by evolutionary science.
looked at the sex lives of heterosexual men who have steady female partners. While some may be deemed cocky, in the same vein a woman is considered a "bitch" simply because she knows what she wants, short guys are brewing with security. Research from New York University found that short men are significantly less likely to get divorced than average and tall men. The average height for men is 5-foot-9 and NOT six-feet.
They found that the lucky dudes getting it on the most were 25 to 29 years old, weighed less than 172 pounds ... In fact, the Napoleon Complex is actually code for ridiculously ambitious. While tall men want to get married earlier, their marriages don't last like those of short men. Once you drop that absurd height requirement, you'll double, and maybe even triple, your chances for love.7. When you're laying down getting it on, who even notices height?
In fact, a brand new study found that the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men.